Welcome to my website
I'm proud to represent the residents of Ipswich and the Somerset Region in Federal Parliament as member for the electorate of Blair.
On this website you'll find information on the work I do for Blair and the asssitance I can offer you as your local Federal member.
You can browse through my speeches and media releases and keep up to date with upcoming events.
Please don't hesistate to contact me if I can be of assistance with any Federal issue.
Blair hospital services to suffer as Abbott Government cuts $3.1 billion in funding
It has been revealed that hospital and health services covering Blair and surrounds will lose $3.1 billion in hospital funding from 2017-18 to 2024‑25 as part of Tony Abbott’s $11.8 billion cuts to health and hospital funding in Queensland.
Metro North area including Kilcoy will lose $2.3 billion in funding while the West Moreton region including Ipswich and the Brisbane Valley will have $803 million cut.
Abbott Government forgets Ipswich locals in health contract
The Abbott Government has awarded Ipswich’s Primary Health Network contract to Darling Downs Health, ignoring the need for health services delivered by local organisations with a proven track record like West Moreton Medicare Local.
There are hundreds of thousands of people who call the Ipswich region home but this area has been tagged on to a bid from Toowoomba to deliver health services in our area.
Support the Campaign to Stop Tony Abbott's Pension Cuts
I encourage all locals to stand with Labor by joining a new campaign calling on Tony Abbott to drop his planned pension cuts.
Federal Labor has launched a new campaign where locals can sign up at www.dontpocketourpension.com.au to tell Tony Abbott to drop these pensioner cuts.
Pensioners were some of the hardest hit in Tony Abbott’s unfair budget and I say enough is enough.
Closing the Gap
On Monday 23 February 2015, I spoke in Parliament House about Closing the Gap: the Prime Minister's Report 2015.
- Western Corridor Rugby League Team Bid - 24 March 2015
- Ipswich Motorway - 19 March 2015
- University of Queensland: Poche Centre for Indigenous Health - 18 March 2015
- Road and Rail Infrastructure in Blair - 18 March 2015
- Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015 - 3 March 2015
- Community Service Funding Cuts in Blair - 2 March 2015
- Constituency Statement: Anzac Centenary Local Grant Recipients in Blair - 25 February 2015
- Business Enterprise Centre Ipswich (BECIR) Funding Cut - 24 February 2015